Injury Sidelines Romo For Eagles Game

In a major twist to Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game, Tony Romo has been ruled out because of a back injury.

Romo’s backup, Kyle Orton, is expected to make the start. Orton is 3-for-5 for 40 yards this season. He’s thrown 15 passes the past two seasons and has not started a game since 2011.

Orton has faced the Eagles twice in his career. In 2008, while with the Bears, he completed 18 of 34 passes for 199 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-20 victory.




In 2009, while with the Broncos, Orton completed 27 of 41 for 189 yards, three touchdowns and a pick. The Eagles won that game, 30-27.

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  • Joe

    Ruben Amaro Jr. sighting at the game last night

    • TheCatalyst

      And he some how didn’t get Laurie to sign Albert Haynesworth or another overpaid old guy?

  • JReamer

    Wow. Just wow.

  • brent

    wow

  • Tyler Phillips

    Well then

  • yat

    This sucks. The Giants beat Romo in 2011, the Skins beat him in 2012. 2013 was supposed to be our turn! Now, we’re in a lose-lose, where even if we win, it doesn’t really count #FreeRomo

    • morgan c

      Oh it would still count…

    • Jason

      We beat him in 2008, just starting a new streak

  • docboy

    did I just hear Romo’s high heel boots rattling?

  • morgan c

    Ummmmm… WTF?! This is crazy news. But let’s just calm down. We know what happened against Minny when we were supposed to slaughter them without AP, etc. I’m nervous. This is undeniably a good thing for our chances, but we better bring it.

    • Justin

      Thinking about the Minnesota game is silly. That game was an anomaly. That was proven last night.

      • BrickSquadMonopoly

        An anomaly? Football isn’t played on paper you have to go out play and win the game. In the NFL no win or loss is an anomaly you gotta earn wins.

        • Justin

          The Eagles held 9 straight opponents to 21 or less. They then let a terrible team put up 48. They answer that by holding a very good offense to 11. An anomaly, by definition: something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified. So yes, it was an anomaly.

  • Joe from Easton

    I don’t like this at all. Orton will not have any pressure on him and he’s got weapons to take chances with. I fear we might get “cassel’d” again.

    • TheCatalyst

      I think that exact thing will be foremost on the coaches’ minds. No way they let another backup torch them.

    • NineseveN

      I was starting to think like that too, but I don’t think we’ll see a game like the MN game again. Still, would have been nice to see Romo fold one last time this season.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    How is Romo supposed to choke the game away from the sideline?

    • Stephen Stempo

      The Mike Tomlin maneuver.

    • UKEagle99

      He will be relaying the plays in…. Rrrrr…rrrrr…rrrrrr….rrrrred …ffffff….ffffff……ffffffou.ffffoooourty…. Tttttt….ttttwwwwwoooo….. Thats red fourty two then Tony? Oh delay of game!

    • jesse

      he will be relaying plays from the sidelines but autobaling called runs to passes

  • Token

    Yikes. I feel like this is worse. Not that Orton is nearly the qb Romo is. But now all pressure is off Dallas. Orton wont care. It will be care free bombs to Dez all day. Ugh. They should absolutely beat them. This just makes me more uneasy about it.

    • cliff henny

      if they had a defense that could step-up, maybe. but kelly’s hanging 40 on them. this is almost like Minne game again (bad qb, only fear is ST/D tds and Murray going nuts). think minne has much better all-around team than Dallas. see if kelly learned is lesson…i’m sure he has

      • BlindChow

        The fact it’s like the Minnesota game is what scares me.

    • Adam

      More worried about them actually running a balanced attack for once. Although I think our run D is stout enough to slow down Murray, and we can definitely score on them.

  • b_stel

    Too bad Romo won’t make it. It would be much more enjoyable to put the ‘Boys down with him in the lineup

  • #7

    Somehow I’m not surprised this has happened. Anyway, go Eagles

    • Mike Calabrese

      What do you mean by not being surprised? Romo has no history of injury.

      • #7

        Seems like every team we’ve played almost had been without their best player. I wanted to face and beat Romo, but now we face Orton who will have nothing to lose.

        It’s just unbelievable to watch to be honest. Foles starts and all of a sudden, Rodgers, AP, and etc etc etc goes down. DBs falling at the perfect time against the Raiders. Almost like the Tebow shit that happened during his year. Fumbles at the perfect time. Same thing with Foles. Not knocking him, is just strange how this keeps laying out perfect for him.

        • cliff henny

          bears, lions, AZ, Wash, Oak, NYG TB? got 2 breaks, rodgers and AP. went 1 and 1. injuries are a fact of nfl life

          • #7

            It’s just been unbelievable and that’s all I can say. You’ve seen the games. This happens in football though. The ball will bounce your way sometimes.

          • cliff henny

            your saying Eagles played teams without best player, it’s just not true. happened twice. not like eagles were chiefs playing 4 backups 2 3rds and a 4th.

          • anon

            Every team has been injured, Dallas no Murray, nyg no Andre brown, az no mendy, wash no qb, etc. His point is true but Im not with the Foles is getting lucky thing

          • cliff henny

            if you said fitz for az, lost to dallas so didnt get benefit, andre brown is nonsense, wash played rg3-cousins is no bueno. just cause a team you thought was going to be good isnt, doesnt make them a break. his point is not valid. no team is 100% every game. ap and rodgers, that’s it.

          • nicksaenz1

            Mendenhall??? Come on, man, he’s awesome.

          • cliff henny

            haha, i wasnt even sure who mende was…guy is grasping at straws to devalue good eagles season without vick.

          • OldDocRoss

            ……and totally played against the Eagles. I guess he means Ellington.

            Can we all agree that if the point being made is “the Eagles have played some games against teams with an injured player and I can even remember the names of some of those players” then this is:

            A. True, and
            B. Not really a point worth making?

            In related news, confirmation bias is a thing.

          • nicksaenz1

            That’s right, Ellington. Fear-instilling Ellington.

          • #7

            Check out Phil Sheridan’s article. He seems to see what I’m seeing

          • jesse

            you share a point of view with hack sheradan enough said

          • #7

            Hey I don’t like him either but it funny how all of that stuff I pointed out lines up

          • Mike Calabrese

            Big picture with #7 is not about this comment. You can click his name and see his posts and understand why this is typical of him. He tries to hide his unhappiness that Foles is playing great. He makes sure to point out that Foles gets all the breaks and that the offensive success with Foles is more every other factor like scheme, luck, and other players more than Foles just playing at a very high level.
            There is a reason every comment he makes gets many down votes. It’s not that everyone else is wrong or perceives him wrong like he tries to convey.

          • #7

            Ah, so let’s put Foles above McCoy for the team’s success? You’re right, I do say that McCoy is our best player. You got me on that 100%

        • Token

          Well we rid ourselves of one of you Vick fanatics. Two more to go.

          Btw its not that other teams were without their best player its that we were without our worst.

          • #7

            Help me out Token. Where did I type the name Vick?

          • Andy124

            Well, technically, you post his number and a sort-of picture of him every time you comment.

          • #7

            Neither of those things you mentioned say Vick. Break out the reading glasses

          • Token

            We arent dumb. We know exactly what you are getting at.

          • BlindChow

            You can tell it’s killing him.

          • #7

            Not killing me at all, just dumbfounded how everything lasy out so perfectly. It’s unbelievable

          • #7

            What am I getting at??

          • UKEagle99

            Its above every post, in red, to the right of your Avatar.

          • #7

            Lmao you’re cracking me up.

          • Andy124

            Two more to go.
            I think anon is one of the two you’re talking about?

            He still loves him some Vick, but the guy has given non-backhanded credit to Foles. He’s not bad at all imo (except when he calls for Vick to play in the middle of a game) :)

          • #7

            So andy, let me get this straight.

            This should be a 100% positive pro-Foles blog. Correct? No one, and I mean NO ONE, can ever have a different opinion on Foles except for you Folsies. Is that right?

            Also, you guys really sound stupid when you think you’re going to “run off the Vick fans”. I swear you clowns have me almost in tears from laughing everytime. Fan since 91. Eagles gear all in my house and in my kitchen. I didn’t buy all of that shit for nothing. So get that out of your head. You can never “run me off”.

          • jesse

            what did you do with all your dallas gear ?

          • #7

            What did you do with those spelling books? Since you’re going to “where” your new Foles jersey

          • jesse

            sory didnt relize thes waz a spilleng bee

          • #7

            SMH

          • jesse

            No, but seriously what did you do with your Dallas gear???

          • #7

            I wore it to your “spilling bee” championship. You lost

          • Andy124

            I was sticking up for anon. Sorry if I hurt your feelings by not sticking up for you too.

            Short answer: anon is easier to defend.

          • #7

            And he’s not the only one. You’re just so drunk on the FOles kool-aid that you can’t see anything else

          • #7

            Who are the others Token? I only see Eagle fans on here, but folks will have a difference of opinion which is healthy and makes this blog interesting.

        • EaglePete

          Foles starts and……ha, this is just funny. Who me, Vick who? who mentioned Vick. Only thing laying out perfect for him are his WRs and his girlfriend, I hope at least on the latter. I can just hear the deflated voice in that first post….somber monotone “anyway, go eagles” now wheres my medicine. Just messin 7

          • #7

            Lol it’s all good. It’s just unbelievable that’s all.

        • Andy

          It’s racism. That’s the only possible explanation.

        • UKEagle99

          You’re on to something. I did some digging around and Foles’ dad took a flight to each of our opponents home cities 1-2 weeks before we played them. Checking with American Airlines was the easy part, I’m going to start calling the local hardware stores to narrow this down. My first guess is it was Romo, in the back with the lead piping. I’ll keep you posted.

          Over and out.
          UKEagle
          Interpol
          NFL scandal dept.

          • #7

            zzzzzz

        • Mike Calabrese

          Also not getting to play Romo week 17 to win the division is not exactly my definition of luck. I think we all know his track record in these games is awful. You know the whole throwing INT’s to the defense several times a game in week 17 win and get in games. I would say him not playing in this situation does not classify as laying out perfect for the Eagles. I would say him in these games is part of why most of us were feeling good being the team to play him in this situation.

          Also would say if watching Eagles last 7 weeks vs the cowboys last 7 weeks made you feel like the Eagles would not win then I question your understanding of football period. Romo just barely beat the redskins with Cousins at QB. They are a 2 win team. Also Dallas got destroyed by Bears and then lost to Flynn and the Packers after being up by 20 pts or so at halftime. Eagles destroy Bears and beat Packers.Eagles just beat the cardinals also. You know the Cardinals that might win 10 games and just ended the Seattle 14 game home winning streak. Eagles are playing much better than Cowboys with or without Romo. Romo in week 17 win or get in scenario not playing is a lucky break? Just read that to yourself and I think you may rethink that statement about luck.

          • #7

            One minute you say in not worth the response, the next you have paragraphs. When I get to my Mac I will respond so I can let you know that no one is knocking your boy Folesy

          • #7

            Even though I can’t stand Phil Sheridan, even this idiot says that we’ve been extremely lucky. Don’t get me wrong Mike, Foles can’t help the schedule, but man has luck been on his side. As you can see, I’m not the only one who see this, or maybe I am. I know you and the Folsies SURELY won’t see it as you guys are drunk on the kool-aid right now.

            Sometimes I wonder if Phil is copying my posts or something lol.

            http://espn.go.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/2864/romo-injury-another-break-for-eagles

            Foles has played well, but like I said, damn this dude has had all of the breaks. Hopefully all of these Tebow like breaks he’s been blessed with can lead to a SB. And quit taking everything to heart man. It’s just a blog and it’s just football

    • Mike Calabrese

      Somehow its not surprising that this is your response to news like this.

      Please with your “Anyway, Go Eagles”

      Anyway, I know, I know you’re as happy as all of us that the Eagles are playing this well with Foles at QB.

      • #7

        Here comes the Folesies with their knives and pitchforks

        • Mike Calabrese

          No need to say anything else. Your posts speak for themselves. You simply are in denial and continue to make it unnecessary to have to argue against you. You make yourself look foolish by acting like we all are just “misunderstanding” your comments.

          It’s just not worth trying to debate with you when you seriously pretend that we are all to dumb to know what a back handed compliment is or what subliminal messages you are constantly hinting at when comes to teams success since Foles been in there. You are probably right though. Foles has some sort of favor from God or horseshoe. How else could he possibly have 23 td’s and 2 int’s in 9 games year 2 of his career. Those #’s are just to amazing to believe. Right? Anyways Go Eagles!

          • Andy124

            25 tds. ;)

          • Mike Calabrese

            yea forgot about other 2 lucky TD’s. My fault.

          • UKEagle99

            Easily done, watching Foles one lucky TD blends in to another…

          • cliff henny

            he’s good at 3 things, checkdown screnes, hail mary underthrown deepballs(assuming eyes are closed), and dating a hottie from AZ volleyball team.

          • nicksaenz1

            That kid is going to a lottery pick in the NBA. Bank it.

          • cliff henny

            1. wiggins
            2. foles
            3. parker

          • nicksaenz1

            Whoa bro.

            1. Parker
            2. Foles
            3. Wiggins

            Wiggins hasn’t shown up yet.

            Putting my Duke fandom aside.

          • cliff henny

            maybe…i’ll trust hinkie. think wiggins has bigger upside, way more explosive-literally splitting hairs here. with mcw, lot of what parker is good at, mcw is already taking care of it. wiggins has easy range too. give me the 25 pnts night in night out scoring machine. think that’ll be wiggins. parker reminds me little of grant hill, stat sheet stuffer (GH best player i ever saw live). kid i’m liking alot is gordon. embiid might go 3 before randle too.
            .
            ask geagle, only thing he’s more gonzo over than eagles defense is nba upcoming draft.

          • nicksaenz1

            Wiggins just hasn’t shown the ball handling n what not that you see in the clips. He’s just raw athlete right now. He’s not even the best player on his own team, maybe not even top 2 on his own team…. Parker is just complete and while he’s not elite athlete, he’s everything else. Sixers need a big man, though. Noel, Parker/Wiggins, and MCW just doesn’t do anything.

          • cliff henny

            if wiggins is there at 3 when sixers are picking, i’m crapping tyffany cufflinks. hopefully embiid falls to pelicans pick. and brown teaches noel 15 footer. let’s face it, sixer will probably be in lottery in ’15 too.

          • nicksaenz1

            I’d be shocked if they weren’t. Very, very shocked.

          • CTAZPA

            AZ lifer chiming in…
            Aaron Gordon, current UA phenom, has to be factored into any hoops-related draft joke involving former Wildcat, Nick Foles. The Old Pueblo lives for basketball you know. We love our football Cats, but as soon as the first tough November loss hits, we go all Lute Olson/Sean Miller-centric.

          • UKEagle99

            I hate how he goes to throw it and doesn’t let go of the ball. Indecisive or what? He’s dating a Volleyball babe, man he’s so lucky!

            That could be a tagline in a commercial staring Nick “Lucky” Foles.

          • UKEagle99

            25 lucky TDs in 1 season, that has to be a record, right?

          • #7

            ???????

  • Bdawkbdawk

    On the plus side, if we do pull off a victory, this “bad luck” might be enough for Jones to keep the coaching staff intact.

    • Johnny Domino

      Plausible deniability says that no matter what happens it won’t be Romo’s fault, can’t be Garrett’s fault and Jerry will have enough cover to go with the status quo instead of finding someone competent to run the team, insuring at least another year of suck in Dallas.

      It’s a Christmas miracle!

      • evanphilly

        It’s an Eggs-mas miracle!

  • TheCatalyst

    Romo will still some how choke on the side line.

    • Max Lightfoot

      Hahahahaha! Get the Heimlich Team ready!

  • Mike Calabrese

    Dallas Reporter on NFL network and just confirmed 100% no Romo and no Lee.

    • #7

      Unbelievable

  • Max Lightfoot

    I think Orton is actually better than Romo, because he doesn’t force the ball or make stupid decisions – but then again, no NFL QB makes as many dumbass mistakes as Romo does. Can’t take the backup lightly either. As Drago once said “I must break you.” Go Eags!

    • cliff henny

      non-sense. dont let your hate for cowboys takeover for reason, Romo is a really good qb. he makes mistakes because they need him to be top 2 or 3 qb that he isnt, he’s top10, and defense is so freaking bad he has no margin for error. kyle orton is half the qb Romo is

      • knighn

        Sorry, when you’re talking about the Dallas Cowboys, the only “reason” is that Dallas Sucks.

    • Eagledelphia

      You can’t be serious

    • Justin

      If Orton was better than Romo, he’d be the starter.

    • Max Lightfoot

      OK – let me rephrase this.

      Orton is not better than Romo because statistics easily show that to be the case. Romo is going into the Hall of Fame, and Orton will not go – ever. And you’re right – if he were better overall, Orton would be the starter. Romo is in the top five of all time for QB ratings, as a matter of fact.

      Romo has a great arm, but like all gunslingers, he believes he has to win every single game with his arm. Like Favre, he takes chances he probably shouldn’t take, especially under pressure. Hence his tendency to throw INTs. And Romo’s a bit of a prima donna – you saw him bark at Garrett last week when he wanted Romo to hand off and not throw. Maybe he has earned that status. I don’t think so, but that’s me.

      I believe that IN THIS PARTICULAR SCENARIO, Orton might actually be a bit better than Romo because Orton tends to be smarter with the ball, whereas Romo likes to heave first and check later. Orton doesn’t have Romo’s arm, but he’s fairly smart with the ball, and a good backup. That’s all.

      On the other hand, if our D pressures Orton as they did with Cutler, none of this will matter.

      And no, my intense dislike of the Cowgirls hasn’t blinded me to reality. But I have been despising them, as should every true Eagles fan, for more than 40 years – it’s not a habit I’m going to break soon.

      • UKEagle99

        You seriously lost me at Romo is going to HoF. WTF?

        • nicksaenz1

          Don’t rule it out. He gets three more years to build the stats he could potentially go on stats alone. I don’t think he should be, but, I don’t rule it out.

          • Andy124

            His numbers really are impressive. :(

          • nicksaenz1

            Sad, but true. I just looked. 64+% comp, 29,500yds, 208 TDs to 101 picks, 3 to 4 more years and we’re talking 40-45kyds, 270 or more TDs and 130picks. I don’t like it, but there are QBs in the hall with worse.

          • Andy124

            I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

          • nicksaenz1

            Sorry. I hate saying it but he’s not at all a bad QB, he’s not exactly clutch.

          • UKEagle99

            The only reason I make a bust of Romo for Canton is if a door needs propping open.

          • nicksaenz1

            He’d fumble the hold.

          • truehaynes

            genius

          • jesse

            one playoff win enough said

          • Johnny Domino

            They’ll build a wing for him and #5

      • UKEagle99

        I’m not saying Orton can’t have his day but he’s thrown his fair share of INTs in the past and lost starting gigs for being ineffective. Key is pressure, no matter who is back there, they have a Star on their helmet, hit ‘em. Hit ‘em legally but hit ‘em hard and often.

      • cliff henny

        i’m totally lost on the arguement the lesser player, BY FAR, gives better chance to win. it’s not like Dallas can lean on defense. sure, maybe use murray more, which is good idea, till eagles hang 21 in 6 mins, then what?

      • Dave

        “Fairly smart with the ball” ….he’s career 81 TD’s to 57 INT’s and 14 fumbles suggest otherwise. In fact he’s never thrown more than 21 TD’s in any season. The guy is a career back up who lost a starting job to a guy no longer in the league (Tim Tebow). I don’t care how you shake it or gift wrap it…a guy who’s thrown maybe 15 passes in the last 2 years does not give you a better or even the same chance to win as Romo. Shit the last time Orton was relevant you were still allowed to hit receivers in the head unflagged.

        I understand the idea of why one may think this…I even called it against Minny (bc they completely changed offensive strategy by letting Cassel air it out) but this situation isn’t even comparable. Orton is not good. He will hand it off and he will get sacked. Don’t let a big play beat you and our defense should roll.

        As for Romo a hall of famer….if he wins a Super Bowl, yes. If not, then no. There are way to many memories of romo blowing it or being unclutch that will forever be etched into people’s minds to vote him a HOF’er with no ring

        • Max Lightfoot

          Y’know Dave, it’s nitpickers like you that have made this site almost as bad as Philly.com. I’m no football expert and I’ve never said I am.

          Really getting tired of getting reamed for expressing my opinion. I’m also kinda glad to be out here in New Mexico where people are actually friendly, instead of being so repressed for having to live in Philadelphia or in the ‘burbs.

          I’ve had it. Merry Christmas to all the good folks but I’m outta here like Vladimir. Go Eagles!

          • Dave

            I’m tired of people who make unfounded statements like they are fact. You said orton is smarter with the ball but I find no evidence of that. In fact romo has the 4th best td/int ratio of all qb’s this year. I’m not nit-picking…just stating fact. I think you have it all wrong…the reason people don’t like Philly.com is because there are uneducated “fans” who post nonsense like Orton gives the cowboys a better chance to win than Romo. To many people who just say things bc they think they know the game but don’t take the time to look at the numbers or watch the tape. I respect your opinion…but in order to take it seriously I need some fact to back up that assumption.

            Sorry you took offense…it’s nothing personal…merry Christmas and enjoy the game out in NM

          • Max Lightfoot

            whatever … but don’t listen to me, fact boy:

            http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2013/12/23/dawkins-orton-respect-dude/

          • Max Lightfoot

            whatever … but I’m not alone in my opinion:

            http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2013/12/23/dawkins-orton-respect-dude/

  • SVPhilly

    I was really hoping to be the beneficiary of Romo choking . . .

  • addicted2mula

    Redskins always putting away a QB. Lol THANKS!! All hail Chip!!

  • cliff henny

    Dallas should be really worried, just saw replay of injury and really isnt much there. these non-contact injuries are the worst.

  • Sensei

    Jason Garrett just said day to day on Romo instead of out but I think its more of a we don’t want to tell you Orton is starting just yet

  • cliff henny

    Chris Mortonsen is reporting it’s a herniated disk and will need surgery. Sheffy and Mort arent both wrong, Garrett can slowplay the injury all he wants

    • nicksaenz1

      Thought the same thing, and it doesn’t matter, it’s season ending anyway because they’re losing on Sunday regardless.

      • cliff henny

        hope they roll his half broken back @ss out there. no way is Jerry letting his 100m qb thru ’19 get destroyed for 8-8 team that has zero chance at winning super bowl. remember, romo’s contract is awful, he’s basically ,money wise, locked in thru rest of decade as qb.

        .

        look at these numbers! 25m dead in ’15, that’s 1/5 of sal cap(rumors are Dallas will restructure after ’14 to make thru ’19 guarenteed to reduce cap hit…really have no choice). thank god for howie, he would never write a contract like this.

        http://overthecap.com/cap.php?Name=Tony Romo&Position=QB&Team=Cowboys

        • nicksaenz1

          What’s his dead next year for restructure? I thought for restructure the team takes the dead money hit… could be wrong.

          • cliff henny

            if you look at link-sorry not sure it comes thru, see there’s 2 ‘empty’ years in ’18 and ’19 that dont have dead or guarenteed money. what they can do is restructure the remaining money over those years, lower cap but, it stretches out the dead and turns those back 2 yrs when they could get out from under him into guarenteed. it’s funny, what cowboy fans lauded as a cowboy friendly contract is the exact opposite. i might be one of the worst contracts in history of nfl.

          • nicksaenz1

            yeah, it didn’t come up when i tried to open it…. okay, see I thought in a restructure, all the dead money that’s due in the year of the restructure hits the cap, so if they were to restructure next year, their cap would eat that dead money. and those empty years can only be filled if their within 5 years. something about bonuses that’s weird where they can’t be depreciated past 5 years, so the guarantees would stop with the 2018 season.

          • cliff henny

            m,aybe, that’s why there’s the 2 backend yrs and it’s not till after ’14 it can be adjusted. just goto overthecap.com and search romo, it all comes up. dallas can restructure, but what they do is take empty years and then make them guarenteed years. basically kicking can. now, they cant re-write contract, guess they could, but then they’d take hit. it’s a mess

          • nicksaenz1

            Okay, looked at it, I’m with you now, but even restructuring after 2014, they save 5mil and change, which I guess is better than nothing, but the dead of 19+ and cap hit of 25+ is just hard to manage, period. 2016 becomes reasonable, but damn, that’s just an albatross.

          • cliff henny

            and, the guy has a bad back, and will be 38/39 by end of it getting paid elite money, for the 8th straight without winning a f’n thing! it’s glorious!!!

          • nicksaenz1

            Long live Jerry Jones

          • Breezy

            One of the best parts of being an eagles fan: salary cap is basically a non-issue year after year

  • reb

    What struck me watching Dallas-Washington was the Dallas O-line. They had 2 DL’s flat on the ground on that 4th down touchdown. If our DL can’t get pressure on Orton then it might be a long day for the D.

    • nicksaenz1

      You mean the same Kyle Orton that got benched in favor of Tebow???

      • cliff henny

        orton is average, at best, game manager style. rip on foles’ arm, guess what, he has a cannon compared to orton. logan thornton cox and ryan are going to be key. slam door shut on murray, let cole barwin and kendricks play kill the immobile qb. watch Eagles hang 40+ and try not drink too many beers so you have to call out next day

        • nicksaenz1

          Haha I’m probably gonna use a couple hours so I can show up at 10……or noon.

        • Andy124

          No promises on that last sentence.

      • BlindChow

        No different than the Matt Cassel who was benched in favor of Brady Quinn.

        • nicksaenz1

          Brady Quinn could at least act like he knew how to throw a ball

    • Andy

      Their offensive line sucks.

      • reb

        It’s entirely possible that they looked good because they were playing the horrendous Redskins. But, if the OL holds up then pretty much any QB with talented receivers could cause our secondary problems. I believe it’s called “the Cassel effect.” Just saying it’s something to watch out for.

  • Jeffrey S Doerrman

    Now they say Romo is day to day….what’s up????

    • Andy124

      trying to plant doubt.

      • BlindChow

        Yeah, they saw how the Eagles fell for that when they gameplanned for the “day-to-day” Adrian Peterson.

  • Weapon Y

    Nooooooooo!!!!!! Now the Cowboys might actually win

  • anon

    We did get rocked by a backup last game. Hopefully team doesn’t assume that its a w, still have a good offensive team. That said our d better be all up in that a** “no Romo”

    • anon

      Should have read other comments first, that said…wonder if they sat Romo on purpose bc the pressure on him would be so cray.

  • Rick H

    50 year plus Eagles fan here! This is not necessarily a good thing. Hear me out on this potential situation. This will force the Cowboys to change their “O” into “run first” then pass second. The Cowboys are a much better offensive team this way and should have been doing this for 3
    plus years but they don’t get it.
    If Murray is decently effective gaining yardage and has 20 plus carries then Bryant and Witten are much more effective and even more dangerous.
    This is anything but an easy game this Sunday night. Both teams will be in playoff mode and this makes the entire game evaluation different.
    GO EAGLES!!! Do not sleep on these Cowboys because it will be a bad result. Orton is capable of having a great game. It happens!

    • Byter

      That’s probably what Dallas will do but you forget about their defense. If Dallas plays that kind of game, they will be behind by 20 points before they know it.

  • nicksaenz1

    Jerry can’t even manage is media relations department to get the story right the first time. I hope he never dies and never gives up ownership of the team.

  • Fly High

    In a way, I do not see this as a great plus for the Eagles. The talent is
    so close between NFL teams, that most games are won by the team that
    shows up the most, has the most focus. Romo’s loss could cause the
    Eagles to take a little for granted, and the Cowboys to super focus, if
    it does, the Cowboys will win. I know Chip knows this, and will do his
    best to keep Eagles focused, but remember, Orton is every bit as good as
    Matt Cassel, Murray is sure better than Asiata, and the Cowboys D had a
    strong scheme against the Eagles in October. The Eagles still need to
    show up 100% or go home.

    • Justin

      Cutler is better than Cassel. Forte is as good or better than Murray. Marshall and Jeffery are arguably the best WR tandem in the NFL. And the only way the Cowboys had a strong scheme against the Eagles in October is if their scheme was “Let Foles play injured and miss wide open receivers all game!”

      • Fly High

        The Eagles were really bad one game, and really good the next. On the wrong day ANYBODY in the NFL can beat the Eagles. On the right day, the Eagles can beat anybody. Talent, and even scheme are the biggest determinations of who wins. They help. But an NFL team with focus and determination and passion will beat one without that focus 90% of the time, even of the unfocused team has superior talent. That is partially because of human nature, and partially because the talent gap in the NFL is not large. Every team is filled with supremely talented athletes. In this atmosphere, focus and drive usually make the difference.

    • dislikedisqus

      Hoping the Minn game can be used as a lesson to fend off complacency.

  • knighn

    A season ending injury? Finally Romo has discovered a way to stop choking in December!

  • PheaglesPhan

    As much as I dislike Romo, no one deserves an injury, especially a back injury that is very hard to come back from without lingering issues. However with or without him I feel Foles and company are going to go out and do their thing like they have been doing since.

  • knighn

    A season ending injury? Just surprised it’s not his throat.

  • jtre

    Found this really cool draft simulator, you guys should check it out http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/
    First time I did it I ended up with Bradley Roby (CB) in round 1, Kelvin Benjamin (WR), and a safety in round 3. All the good OLB were gone by the time it got to our pick so I went with CB. Then in the second round Benjamin was just sitting there so I went with BPA. It would be pretty ridiculous if we got those 2 guys with our first 2 picks.

    • GEAGLE

      Roby is having a horrific season..his stock could rebound and get him back I’m round 1,’but his play I far from round 1 quality….

  • Explorer51

    Maybe this is where the Vikings “overconfidence because of no AP” game actually pays off…Kelly and the coaches have an excellent, recent tangible example to focus on.

  • #7

    Per the hated Phil Sheridan:

    “If it’s better to be lucky than good, the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles could win the NFC East title by being a little of both.

    They opened the season against Washington, with Robert Griffin III looking very much like a young quarterback who hadn’t taken a preseason snap.

    They played Tampa Bay in Mike Glennon’s second career start, while the Buccaneers were dealing with fallout from the Josh Freeman mess and a MRSA outbreak.

    Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone six days before the Eagles played the Packers, and his backup, Seneca Wallace left with an injury in the first quarter.

    When the Eagles were worried about how to cover Calvin Johnson, eight inches of snow covered the Detroit receiver for them.

    Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson injured his foot the week before the Eagles played the Vikings. His backup, Toby Gerhart, also missed that game.

    And now Tony Romo
    will be out for the biggest game of the season, the virtual playoff
    game between the Eagles and Dallas, according to ESPN reports.

    It’s enough to make you wonder if Chip Kelly’s super-secret sports science program includes hexes and voodoo dolls.

    *********
    You people talk to me like I’m f’in crazy or something or I’m not a real fan and a hater (wow), but there it is and I’ve been calling this all year.

    IT’S NOT A KNOCK ON FOLES , but look at this closely. THIS is why I keep saying that this is unbelievable. It is. Every week almost something works in Foles favor. But hey, let’s keep winning. This just feels “Tebowish” to me. Hopefully Foles can keep the rabbit’s foot or whatever he’s using and keep it going

    • OldDocRoss

      Well, I’m not sure it’s possible to disagree with such a killer combination of bold type and the caps lock key but:

      1. Phil Sheridan is disliked by a lot of people because they don’t view him as being a source of particularly insightful or accurate analysis, so maybe not the best backup you could find.

      2. In any event his opening gambit begins “They opened the season……” thus immediately torpedoing your “since Foles took over” schtick.

      3. Tampa Bay *chose* to start Glennon over a healthy Freeman because they thought he gave them the best chance to win and he played markedly better than Freeman had been (not difficult).

      4. Yep, caught a break with Rodgers. No question. I think we could’ve coped with four quarters of Seneca Wallace though.

      5. “When the Detroit Lions’ secondary were worried about the big play threat of Desean Jackson and Riley Cooper, they caught a huge break as the league’s hottest passing attack was cooled by eight inches of snow falling on them”. See how easy this is?!

      6. The AP thing really didn’t work out so well.

      See, this is what I mean about confirmation bias. Your established world view is that Nick Foles is a significantly inferior QB to Michael Vick so you embrace evidence to support that view and ignore evidence that contradicts it.

      You talk about things happening in Foles’ favour since he took over as starter and offer an article that begins by talking about ‘luck’ in the opening game of the season. You talk about things happening in Foles’ favour yet fail to notice zero injuries listed in Sheridan’s article relate to players who are on the field at the same time as Nick Foles. You talk about “Oakland DBs falling down” and ignore Patrick Chung’s post-shoulder-injury-penchant for tackling anything in an Eagles uniform.

      You previously have complained about receivers dropping balls when Vick was in but not having drops with Foles without wondering what Occam’s razor might have to say about the catchability of each players’ passes. You no doubt would view some of the calls against AZ as ‘lucky’ but ignore the fact that against Green Bay the officials decided the Packers got away with repeated, flagrant PI against Cooper, and against Minnesota and Chicago we were on the wrong end of some less than favourable spots.

      And come on. You – with a Vick-inspired name, Vick-inspired avatar and track record of unbridled Vick love and (at best) passive aggressive tolerance of Foles – attempt to tie any good fortune specifically to Foles and then you act shocked when people suggest you might be hating. It simply is not possible for anyone to lack THAT much self-awareness. You know exactly what you’re doing and I guess you got the reaction you were looking for. Bravo, I guess.

      Just a shame the class and dignity Mike Vick has shown all season is seldom shared by some of his fans.

      • #7

        See it how you like. Twist my words into your own as you like. As far as me “getting the response I wanted” I wasn’t trying to get one. You Folesies….. if it was up to you our best player #25 would damn near be ignored. He doesn’t get credit he deserves in my opinion. There are no threads hardly where the subject is McCoy.

        Also, you mean to tell me that all of these statements are lies? Because I’ve stated this numerous times and now a national story is out about it? I mean Cmon. I know you love Foles, but if you don’t think Foles has benefitted from some very good fortune you’re completely drunk now. There’s nothing wrong with it. Every qb in the league wishes the ball has bounced like it has for Foles. Just keep in mind that the ball will bounce the other way at some point and we’ll see how fast you’ll turn on him.

        • nicksaenz1

          Wow he just owned you and you can’t even see it. Just stop, hater. Bloggingtheboys.com wants you back.

          • #7

            Easy to say that when it’s something that you’re in favor of. As you people still haven’t learned. I don’t give two shits what you guys think

          • nicksaenz1

            In favor of? It’s not about in favor of, any objective person can see right through you. And obviously you don’t care what people think because you still post the same crap, outright or subtly (although your attempts at subtlty are awful) against Foles and anything he has done. It’s pathetic.

          • #7

            To you, it’s crap because I said it and Phil Sheridan made it known on ESPN. It’s just a fact. Not one of those things can you say isn’t true lol. What you people always seem to miss, the point, is that I didn’t knock your hero. Not one derogatory statement about HIM. Point it out Nick. Show me. Foles HAS benefitted from some extremely good fortune.

            The problem is that you people deem anything that anyone else says about The Great Foles as a negative instead of having a brain for yourself and notice that everything isn’t an attack. And yes, I. Do. Not. Care. What any of you think. It’s called an opinion and last I checked this isa blog ununless you people took ownership from Shiel and Tim.

            Merry Christmas

          • nicksaenz1

            The myth that we’ve benefitted from all of these great fortunes has already been debunked, rather eloquently, above. Keep relying on Phil Sheridan for such quality content, it suits you and your agenda. And Foles isn’t my hero. I don’t get into the false worship like you do with Vick. Foles is just the best quarterback on the team by far and is apparently one of the better ones in the league, yet, still gets no respect. Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well.

          • #7

            I didn’t rely on Phil Sheridan I’ve been saying this all year. I stand by my point. Foles has played Ok, but he’s benefitted from some good fortune. No harm done

          • nicksaenz1

            Ok? Haha, you prove it time and time again. Enjoy watching your Cowgirls lose.

          • Chris

            I’m not going to sit here and say we haven’t played teams with injuries, you don’t need Sheridan or any other “source” to point that out – we watch the games.

            The point that you seem to be missing is that Foles plays the DEFENSE, and almost all (if not all) of these so-called “lucky bounces” (i.e. injuries) have been to OFFENSIVE players. Foles doesn’t throw against AP, Rodgers, Ellington, Romo, etc. He Throws against the defenses, which have been more than healthy for NFL standards this year. Romo and Rodgers have no affect on Foles league-leading passer rating, 25tds to 2 ints, or completion percentage.

            While I will say that these injuries may have an affect on the OUTCOME of the game (W-L), they don’t affect the play of our QB, who has been lights out for 90% of his snaps. While the team has benefited from the injuries, Foles has not.

          • #7

            Fair

      • nicksaenz1

        Preach, on.

  • GEAGLE

    Ruined my day

    • #7

      Kinda did mine too, but we can’t overlook Orton. We already overlooked Cassel, at least the majority of the people on these threads have.

  • jesse

    have me and my sons #9 jersey coming for christmas ,we’ll be able to where them while we watch Foles bury the cowboys and roll into the playoffs

    • Andy124

      Quite possibly my favortie post in this thread.

  • Ace531

    Oh, great. So now Dallas will have their backup QB or maybe whoever they sign this week to be another backup. Seems to me the Eagles have a habit of unknown QBs having the game of their life when they face the Eagles. A loss now certainly wouldn’t surprise me. :(